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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mercantile Gatherings Primitive Magazine Spring 2009

The latest issue of Mercantile Gatherings Magazine arrived on my doorstep today! Great issue with super decorating ideas and SIX free patterns to create your very own handcrafted primitives!

Hurry, my issues always sell out within a few days, if that, so head on over to www.FineCountryLivingPrimitives.com to snatch up yours!

Our Spring sale is still going on as well with 10% off your order of $10 or more! Discount is automatically taken at checkout.

Thanks so much, and many blessings!

Mary Jo

Monday, February 23, 2009

Spring Sale - 10% Off!

Well, it finally happened.....I've got cabin fever! I'm tired of this cold, windy Winter weather, and I want SPRING!

I know I'm not alone out there, you're sick of it too, am I right?

Well, we can't do anything about the weather, but I can try to perk things up a bit with an online SPRING SALE! It's an easy one, simple visit www.FineCountryLivingPrimitives.com and shop! You will automatically receive 10% off your entire order over $10 and your discount will be reflected in your subtotal at checkout. No coupon code is needed, and this is for all online orders only!

Enjoy this sale since it will only last for a few days, and be sure to check out our new Easter and Spring items!

Many Blessings to all!

Mary Jo

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Great Money Saving E-Books!

I just had to share this with all of you..........

I found this great website selling e-books and have already purchased a few. With money and time both a bit tight at times, you will find many great tips on everything such as inexpensive and easy cleaning tips using regular household items, how to save on that ever growing grocery bill, great easy and money saving recipes on using leftovers (I hate to throw good food away!), how to make your own high quality gifts, easy kid projects and money saving tips....the list goes on and on! There is even an e-book on tips on paying down your debt!

The Saving with Kids e-book series is currently 50% off this week! Sale expires February 23, so hurry over!

I was so pleased when I purchased my last e-book from them....it was over 400 pages long! These are in easy to read PDF format and I love just being able to skim through them just by sitting right at my computer!

Can you tell I'm really excited about these? I hope you are too....in these times, we all need to be excited about saving a few bucks here and there, enjoy!

Many Blessings,
Mary Jo

Eternal Love Coverlets are Back......

I've been carrying these Eternal Love coverlets for quite some time now, and they are such a big hit! Each time I get a shipment in, they sell out quickly, and if you already have one of these, you know why.....machine washable, reversable, and handwoven right here in Pennsylvania!

I just received another shipment in and they are starting to go quickly yet again, so if you haven't had a chance yet to purchase one, head on over to www.finecountrylivingprimitives.com and click on the Coverlets button on your left. I have them in both the blue/linen and the brick/linen.


I have also placed an order for some new throws, and they should be coming in hopefully by the end of March. These heirloom quality pieces are always worth the wait, so please keep checking back!

Many Blessings,
Mary Jo

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cute and Easy Valentines Day Project

Here's a simple hanging soy wax tart to make for Valentines Day if you have a heart shaped mold, or create these anytime for a fun and easy everyday primitive!

One Pound Soy Wax (Flakes)
1/8 Cup of Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs AllSpice or Cloves
1/2 Ounce Scented Oils
Block Dye
Skewer or thin wooden dowel

  • Melt Soy Wax in non-stick sauce pan on low.
  • When melted, add 1/8 cup cinnamon & ½ ounce of oil and blend well.
  • Shave small amounts of dye block and add to melted wax a little at a time until you reach the desired color. I test the color by allowing a drop or two of melted wax cool on a piece of wax paper.
  • Prepare your tin, silicone or other heart shape mold. Spray inside
    with candle release spray or non-stick cooking spray.
  • Pour into mold. When almost cool, use skewer or a dowel to poke a hole at top.
  • Pop into the freezer for approx. 5 minutes.
  • Gently tap the tart out of the mold.
  • Rub with allspice or cloves or don't if you don't want that "grubby" look.
  • Add a bit of homepun, rafia, ribbon or cloth into hole & hang.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

May I Offer a Suggestion....

I love shopping online for primitives just as much as you all do. Yes, even though I sell items both online and in my retail shoppe, I still love the hunt of browsing through website after website for that special something that is calling to me.

But I do have a suggestion for sellers, and it's something that I am guilty of myself at times.

Please, it's no fun to shop if 98% of your items are sold.

If you have this problem, first of all, good for you....you go girl! :-) I love to see others selling their wares as fast as they can put them up for sale.

What I do find frustrating though, is that when I click on an item and see it's sold, I then click on another, and find that's sold, and the next, then the next. What I end up doing is just clicking on out of that website and going to another. I admit, I may miss that one special thing waiting for me on page 13 that is still for sale, but if you continue to show each and every item that you ever had available for sale during the last 3 1/2 years, I'm going to lose interest and move on.

I have run into this situation with my very own website, and I am just as guilty as the rest of you. I have been trying to remember to click on the button "do not show if sold" when I enter new products for sale, and at times I forget. Time gets the best of me, and when I'm adding 40+ new products in one day after a 15 hour shopping spree the day before, my mind gets a little numb and I forget. The same goes for when an item sells, it will still read "SOLD", but I forget to purge the sold items on a regular basis, so I just may be frustrating my customers with the very thing that drives me insane when I am the one shopping online with other merchants.

I know that it's hard to let some things go....especially those of you with one of a kind dolls and such. But folks, sometimes we just must. Like I said earlier, if it sold quite some time ago, along with your other lovely items, how can a customer find the ones available right now if they are buried somewhere in the midst of sold products?

Just a thought, this is only my opinion, and you may now throw your rag "dammit" doll at the computer screen.....it's okay, I can take it!

Many Blessings,
Mary Jo